Recent Blog Entries

13WMAZ: Attorney General fights against sex trafficking

April 01, 2014
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens defined sex trafficking as "the sale of underage children for sex." He and other law enforcers are are saying enough is enough and they are trying to make the public say it, too.

Gainesville Times: New drug raises concerns locally; Painkiller Zohydro ER has medical professionals on edge

March 31, 2014
A new drug that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration has raised concerns both locally and nationally about its potential for abuse.

AG Sam Olens and State Bar President Charles Ruffin to Kick-Off 2014 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

March 10, 2014
AG Sam Olens and State Bar President Charles Ruffin Team Up to Kick-Off 2014 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy at the State Capitol. 

Clayton County Woman Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Medicaid Fraud

March 03, 2014
March 3, 2014 On Friday, February 28, 2014, a Clayton County jury convicted Catherine Pinkard, of Clayton County, Ga., of one felony count of Medicaid Fraud (O.G.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)) and one felony count of Theft by Taking (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-2) for fraudulently billing Georgia Medicaid. Clayton County Chief Superior Court Judge...

Two Defendants Receive Prison Time for Emission Fraud

February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014 On February 20, 2014, Nathaniel Johnson and Daniel Lawson, of Atlanta, and Shelton Ray, of Decatur, Ga., were sentenced by Judge A. Gregory Poole in Cobb County Superior Court after pleading guilty on November 12, 2013. The defendants sold fraudulent motor vehicle emission certificates and test results...

Florida Woman Sentenced to Prison for Medicaid Fraud

February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014 Jennifer C. Alsdorf, of Tampa, Fla., was sentenced February 19, 2014, by Judge Amy Totenberg in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to four months imprisonment, nine months house arrest, restitution in the amount of $200,000, a $5,000 fine and 150 hours community...

Four Defendants Plead Guilty to Income Tax Return Fraud Scheme

February 05, 2014
February 5, 2014 This week, four defendants, who used fraudulent state tax returns to steal almost $25,000 from the State of Georgia, entered guilty pleas before Judge Thomas Campbell in Fulton County Superior Court.

Two Defendants Charged with Mortgage Fraud Scheme Targeting Senior Citizens

January 15, 2014
January 15, 2014 On Friday, January 10, 2014, a Fulton County Grand Jury indicted Edmund Chatham, of Roswell, Ga., and Steven Connelly, of Alpharetta, Ga., on one count of Racketeering (O.C.G.A. §16-14-4(a)) for their role in a scheme using senior citizens to fraudulently obtain payouts from mortgage lenders for reverse...